The regional centre of South Ostrobothnia is Seinäjoki, home for about 62,000 inhabitants. The excellent traffic connections turn the region into an easily accessible touristic destination. It only takes approx. 3 hours by train from Helsinki to get here.
The home land of many architectural sights
World-famous architect Alvar Aalto has left his imprint on South Ostrobothnia with many remarkable creations that are definitely worth visiting. We can book you a guided walking tour e.g. in Alvar Aalto Centre in Seinäjoki and in Alajärvi. If you come by yourself or in a smaller group, you can also take a walking tour with "Aalto-luotsi", a local enthusiast familiar with Aalto buildings in Seinäjoki.
Festivals and Events
Seinäjoki is also the core of action. The most well-known events, Provinssi and Tangomarkkinat Festival take place here. Popular exhibition and concert venues such as Seinäjoki Areena and Rytmikorjaamo host various happenings throughout the year.
But not all of the action happens only in Seinäjoki. The area is well-known in Finland of the large amount of different types of festivals and events. One example is the love festival Haku Päällä in Kurikka.
Botniaring racing track in Kurikka (Jurva) hosts many annual competitions. The highlight of season 2017 is Legends World Finals - held outside of the USA for the very first time! If you are coming to this special event (as visitor or part of a racing team), click here for the accommodation alternatives!
The region is renowned for its vast fields as well as numerous rivers. The horizon beyond the plains of Ostrobothnia seems to stretch further than anywhere else in Finland. Shimmering rivers wind through the lush countryside dotted with red ochre farms, making it a view worth watching. In late summer the fields turn golden and then silver from the sparkling frost. This is authentic Ostrobothnia that brings observers a sense of ease.
The largest lake in the region Lappajärvi, created by a meteorite 73 million years ago, is a favourite location for both locals and tourists. Besides, Seinäjoki has one of the few artificial lakes in Finland, a clear proof of the Ostrobothnians' entrepreneurship. Numerous lookout towers, The Devil's Nest eroded cavity, river cruises, hiking paths and hundreds of other nature-oriented sights stand out as our flagship product.
Untouched nature, the peace and tranquility of the countryside, charming old houses, the heartbeat of town, are all waiting for you. Here you can find all the comfort of modern civilization in the middle of genuine natural surroundings.
Relaxation holiday, sports activities or cultural entertainment, the choice is all yours!
Welcome to South Ostrobothnia! We wish you a pleasant stay!